Shortly after graduating from college, I tried making my first berry pie from scratch. Always adventurous in the kitchen, I decided to create my own recipe as I went. I had baked plenty of apple, peach, pumpkin, and pecan pies while growing up—could a berry pie be all that different?
I eased the pie crust into the plate, carefully trimming the overhang, and spread my filling inside. It was a combination of frozen berries (so much cheaper since fresh weren’t in season!), cornstarch, and a bit of almond extract.
After placing the pie in the oven, I set my timer, anxiously checking on my dessert like a mama bird with her newly hatched chicks. Once the crust turned golden brown and the filling bubbled happily, I set my pie on the kitchen counter to cool.
Hours later, I tried slicing myself a piece to enjoy after dinner… But I ended up shoveling it out of the pie plate with a ladle! Overly juicy and practically soupy berry filling combined with an utterly soggy crust. Not exactly my best baking moment!
Since that day, I’ve never tried baking another berry pie… I prefer to stick with crumbles instead, like this Ultimate Healthy Blueberry Crumble! It’s so much easier to make (aka no fear of soggy crusts!), and that cinnamon-spiced oat streusel on top is simply divine. I always claim the slice with the most!
Each piece of this delicious crisp boasts a full serving of fruit too—and just 127 calories! With no refined flour or sugar, I practically call that breakfast food! 🙊
Learn how to make this guilt-free blueberry crumble by watching my short video below, then get my recipe directly beneath the video!